The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 832 863 797
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 61 44 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.038% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.041% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 50 32 74
Average salary £60,000 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.72% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £39,300 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +11.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 47 £45,000 - 2
London +12 19 £65,000 +30.00%
City of London +28 10 £65,000 +1.56%
South East +17 8 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
Leeds - 7 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
Scotland +7 6 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 6 £65,000 -
Hampshire +7 5 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands - 5 - -
Warwickshire - 5 - -
North West +6 4 £35,750 - 1
Portsmouth +24 3 £50,000 +21.95%
South West -21 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Southampton - 2 £45,000 -
Warrington - 2 £34,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £34,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Manchester +1 1 £37,500 -
East of England -9 1 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £42,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 -
Derbyshire - 1 £34,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £34,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £34,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.76%) Test Automation
3 45 (42.86%) Java
4 38 (36.19%) Selenium
5 36 (34.29%) Cucumber
6 32 (30.48%) BDD
7 30 (28.57%) HP
8 29 (27.62%) WebDriver
9 28 (26.67%) Test Strategy
9 28 (26.67%) Finance
10 26 (24.76%) HP UFT
11 25 (23.81%) Performance Testing
11 25 (23.81%) Open Source
12 22 (20.95%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (20.95%) SAP
13 21 (20.00%) Unit Testing
14 20 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (18.10%) E-Commerce
15 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
16 18 (17.14%) SoapUI
16 18 (17.14%) Jenkins
16 18 (17.14%) Groovy
16 18 (17.14%) QA
17 17 (16.19%) LoadRunner
18 16 (15.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 16 (15.24%) .NET
18 16 (15.24%) ISTQB
18 16 (15.24%) Mockito
19 15 (14.29%) Degree
19 15 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Project
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.95%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.95%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) VoIP
1 5 (4.76%) VPN
1 5 (4.76%) Firewall
1 5 (4.76%) Wireless
1 5 (4.76%) Network Security
2 3 (2.86%) SAN
3 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (36.19%) Selenium
2 36 (34.29%) Cucumber
3 29 (27.62%) WebDriver
4 26 (24.76%) HP UFT
5 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
6 18 (17.14%) SoapUI
6 18 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 17 (16.19%) LoadRunner
8 16 (15.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 16 (15.24%) Mockito
9 10 (9.52%) FitNesse
10 6 (5.71%) Rational Functional Tester
10 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.76%) Metasploit
12 4 (3.81%) JIRA
13 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.86%) JMeter
14 2 (1.90%) NUnit
14 2 (1.90%) JUnit
14 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) Web Services
3 3 (2.86%) XML
3 3 (2.86%) WinForms
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.86%) JSP
3 3 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.86%) WPF
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) RESTful
4 2 (1.90%) WCF
4 2 (1.90%) SOAP
4 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.62%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) CESG
4 2 (1.90%) GIS
4 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.95%) PMI
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) UNIX
2 4 (3.81%) Linux
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.76%) Test Automation
3 32 (30.48%) BDD
4 28 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 25 (23.81%) Open Source
5 25 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 21 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (18.10%) E-Commerce
9 15 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (10.48%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.62%) Test Management
13 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
13 7 (6.67%) Functional Testing
13 7 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (6.67%) Automation Testing
13 7 (6.67%) SDLC
14 6 (5.71%) Regression Testing
15 5 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.86%) Java
2 18 (17.14%) Groovy
3 15 (14.29%) C#
4 7 (6.67%) C++
4 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.67%) SQL
5 6 (5.71%) C
5 6 (5.71%) Python
6 5 (4.76%) VBScript
7 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.90%) Perl
8 2 (1.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) ISTQB
2 15 (14.29%) Degree
3 14 (13.33%) ISEB
4 7 (6.67%) SAP Certification
4 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.90%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.95%) CSQA
9 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (20.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
2 5 (4.76%) Nessus
2 5 (4.76%) Nmap
Vendors
1 30 (28.57%) HP
2 22 (20.95%) SAP
3 10 (9.52%) Oracle
4 8 (7.62%) IBM
4 8 (7.62%) Citrix
5 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.76%) Acunetix
6 3 (2.86%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.95%) VMware
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago